Let's see your exonumia!

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Detecto92, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . .

    Don't think I've posted this one yet. It's edge marked .999 SILVER, but it's copper.

    Z


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  3. BasSWarwick

    BasSWarwick Well-Known Member

    Is this a rare one - possibly 1992 TRF medal incorrectly attributed as silver?

    David E. Schenkman from TAMS Journal, Vol.36 No.2, April 1996:

    In 1990 Ron Landis and his partner, machinist Joe Rust, designed and built the " Royal Mint" at the Texas Renaissance Festival, near Houston. During the fall of 1991 and 1992 they gave demonstrations of engraving, hammered coining, and sixteenth century style milled coining - from raw material to the final product - at this water wheel powered "mint." Featured in the exhibit was a forty ton drop hammer press which was operated by the public as a hands-on demonstration. Another demonstration was of roller-milled coinage..."
     
  4. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . .

    Yes, correct.

    I also have an example ot two of the correct silver medal also edge marked.

    Z

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  5. yarm

    yarm Junior Member

    On this date in 1910, Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, died in London at age 90.


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  6. longnine009

    longnine009 Most Exalted Excellency Supporter

    Pansy Lumber Co. Alabama, Aluminum, 36mm, 3.4 grams, Hex, M/A

    Well I like merchants with odd, funny names. I'm pretty sure a Lumber mill named Pansy fits that. In actuality the die cutter may have screwed up. I couldn't find Pansy Alabama on the interwebbie. But there is a Pansey Alabama. Also could not find a Pansy or Pansey Lumber Co. so maybe it's all just some kind of fantasy or satire piece?

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  7. BasSWarwick

    BasSWarwick Well-Known Member

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  8. longnine009

    longnine009 Most Exalted Excellency Supporter

    Yes they seem to be quite abundant and always in nice condition even the 5c and 10c pieces I have looked at--that's what bothers me.

    I'm hoping the nice conditions are because they were typos for Pansey and the mill refused them.
     
  9. Heavymetal

    Heavymetal Well-Known Member

  10. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . .

  11. BRandM

    BRandM Counterstamp Collector

    So do I, Z, but when you're trying to collect a set and can't get one piece it's very frustrating. Fun though.

    Bruce
     
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  12. Heavymetal

    Heavymetal Well-Known Member

  13. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . .


    Here is a series I think I have complete.

    From what I've been able to determine, these are strawberry pickin' chits that were given out to field workers circa 1950's. They were redeemable / depositable at the Duenweg State Bank in Duenweg, MO for the day's wage. These were handed out by the field master as workers turned in one, six, or twenty four quarts of picked strawberries.

    Six quarts equaled one tray. Four trays equaled on crate.

    Z


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  14. Heavymetal

    Heavymetal Well-Known Member

  15. Joshua Lemons

    Joshua Lemons Well-Known Member

    Three new pieces! An advertising token from a German bank, another of the Nürnberg-Fürther Strassenbahn series I have started collecting thanks to @lordmarcovan, and a Stephansgroschen minted to help fund the restoration of St. Stephen's cathedral in Vienna.
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  16. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . .

    This is the best token I've been able to acquire in quite a while.

    Created by famed numismatist Thomas L. Elder, this satirical token lampooning an infamous numismatist Farran Zerbe, during the 1909 ANA elections is quite fetching. Cataloged as DeLorey-71, only 200 were minted in aluminum.

    Z


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  17. longnine009

    longnine009 Most Exalted Excellency Supporter

    ^
    Some of those old time dealers could get pretty combative. I bought an article once from the ANA called Strawberry Leaves and Shiners. It detailed an actual wrestling match between Ed Frossard and Lyman Low over an auction lot. :p
     
  18. dwhiz

    dwhiz Collector Supporter

    I won this last night.
    And a image of the engine that I took a few years ago. rain token medal 1872 1972 WILMINGTON RAILROAD 3.jpg Screenshot (605) 58 leaving station.png
     
  19. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Hey brother can you spare a half dime?

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  20. BRandM

    BRandM Counterstamp Collector

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  21. dwhiz

    dwhiz Collector Supporter

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